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    This Chicken Meal-Prep Plan Will Solve All Your Dinner Problems

    Save time, money, and mess.

    Chicken breasts: the go-to dinner for families, meal-preppers, and everyone in between.

    They're also pretty inexpensive ― especially when you catch them on sale, or stock up on family packs.

    But the latter means you'll also have a ton of chicken on your hands, and sometimes you just can't cook and eat it fast enough.

    The best way to solve that? Prep and store your chicken ahead of time. Here's a smart way that'll save you time, money, and mess during the week:

    First, cut all your chicken into cubes:

    Then portion them into bags. For less mess, fold the top of the bag down so it stands up on its own:

    Add your marinades or ingredients to each bag — then close and shake to coat:

    To get you started, below you'll find ideas for jalapeño-lime, creamy curry, classic barbecue, and veggie stir-fry.

    Label everything, and store in the fridge for same or next-day cooking, or in the freezer for longer-term storage:

    When you're ready to cook and eat, just toss the prepped chicken on the stovetop or in the oven — and it'll be ready in no time:

    Here are four freezer-friendly recipes to get you started:

    1. Jalapeño-Lime Chicken

    Pile these into tortillas for taco night:

    2. Creamy Yogurt Curry Chicken

    3. Classic Barbecue Chicken

    Use foil dividers to cook two kinds at once — like curry for parents and barbecue for picky kids — and to cut cleanup time.

    4. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

    Serve it over rice or fresh greens:

    Grab a bag and get cooking!